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Psalms 139:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou knowest my down-sitting and my up rising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— *Thou* knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou, hast observed my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou hast given heed to my desire, from afar:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou—Thou hast known my sitting down, And my rising up, Thou hast attended to my thoughts from afar.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou hast known my sitting down, and my rising up.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou knowest my downe sitting, and mine vprising: thou vnderstandest my thought afarre off.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising: thou understandest my thoughts long before.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou x859
(0859) Complement
אַתָּה
'attah
{at-taw'}
A primitive pronoun of the second person; thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you.
knowest 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
my downsitting 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and mine uprising, 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
thou understandest 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
my thought 7454
{7454} Prime
רֵעַ
rea`
{ray'-ah}
From H7462; a thought (as association of ideas).
afar off. 7350
{7350} Prime
רָחוֹק
rachowq
{raw-khoke'}
From H7368; remote, literally of figuratively, of place or time; specifically precious; often used adverbially (with preposition).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 139:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 139:2

Afar off — Thou knowest what my thoughts will be in such and such circumstances, long before I know it, yea from all eternity.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 139:2

Thou knowest my (a) downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

(a) He confesses that neither our actions, thoughts or any part of our life can be hid from God, though he seems to be far off.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
knowest:

Psalms 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?
Genesis 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
2 Kings 6:12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that [is] in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
2 Kings 19:27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Isaiah 37:28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [with] those seven; they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

understandest:

Psalms 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they [are] vanity.
Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
Luke 9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him,
John 2:24-25 But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all [men], ... And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

afar off:

Ezekiel 38:10-11 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, [that] at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought: ... And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
Ezekiel 38:17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; [Art] thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days [many] years that I would bring thee against them?
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Gn 16:13. 2K 6:12; 19:27. Ps 56:8; 94:11. Pv 15:3. Is 37:28. Ezk 38:10, 17. Zc 4:10. Mt 9:4. Lk 9:47. Jn 2:24. 1Co 4:5.

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Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising. Thou understandest my thought afar off.
man!!!!! God is holy and God shall be gloryfied. With him we can acomplash (Eneything)
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